MediaMonkey 4.x is the current version of MediaMonkey. If you are still using
version 2.x / 3.x, you can just install the new version to your machine to upgrade,
or if you want to test it out in parallel, you can install version 4 in 'Portable mode'.
Upgrading MediaMonkey 3 ---> 4:
- Prior to upgrading, it is advisable to maintain your library (go to File > Maintain
library, then check "Optimize database" in MediaMonkey 3.
- Upon installing and running MediaMonkey 4, it will automatically import your library
and most settings from MediaMonkey 3.x. BUT, you will lose your Gold functionality
if you don't have a Lifetime or MediaMonkey 4 license (see 'Licensing' below).
- If you've purchased the 'AAC Encoder Plugin' for MediaMonkey 3, it will only work
with audio files and will not function with the Video functionality in MediaMonkey 4.
It's therefore advisable to:
o Uninstall the AAC Encoder Plugin
o Install the new MediaMonkey Codec Pack
- If you've customized the DB location in MediaMonkey 3, you'll have to manually
reconfigure MediaMonkey 4's .ini file to point to the MM3 database.
If you already own a MediaMonkey Gold license:
- Lifetime License holders retain Gold functionality (there's no need for a new license).
- 2.x/3.x License holders will lose access to Gold functionality on MediaMonkey 4:
o Users who've purchased MediaMonkey Gold 3.x between November 1, 2010 and
Nov. 15, 2011 will receive a free upgrade within a week of launch. If you haven't
received your new license, submit a support request for your upgrade, and include
your original purchase order number.
o Other 3.x Gold License holders will receive a coupon by E-Mail offering a significant
discount on an upgrade to MediaMonkey 4
MediaMonkey 2.x Upgrades:
If you're still using 2.x, it's advisable to upgrade to 3.x first, since 2.x --> 4.x
upgrades are not officially supported).
If the upgrade fails to locate your MediaMonkey 2.x database, you can manually
upgrade as follows:
1) Go to the command prompt, and switch to C:\Program Files\MediaMonkey
2) Type dbupgrade.exe oldmm2.mdb newmm3.db where oldmm2.mdb is the location
of the old database and newmm3 is the location of the new database. See: